Organic idyllic animal sanctuary near Ljubljana, Slovenia

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  • Description

    Description

    Live and help with a large family (2 adults (45and 49 with 5 children aged 6-23 many, currently around 80, rescued animals and usually some more people) in a beautiful, natural, quiet surrounding.
    We are vegetarian/vegan, non-smoking naturists.
    PLEASE READ ALL PROFILE BEFORE CONTACTING US.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn a lot about natural care for animals, their behaviour, nature, plants gardening, their peaceful coexistence, respect for all life and about yourself.

  • Help

    Help

    We bought an idyllic farm in good shape in december 2010, and are working to turn it into a natural retreat and animal sanctuary just 13 km from the centre of the capital, Ljubljana.

    There's a lot to be done at all times: every morning and evening cleaning, mucking, feeding and taking care of the many animals, taking care of the garden, digging, seeding, planting, pruning and planting trees, harvesting, renewing the electric fence, some maintenance work, some construction, cleaning out the woods and making firewood, cleaning up, help with household, and a whole lot more, depending on the situation.
    In fact help in any area will be appreciated ;)

    On the farm there are horses, a donkey, cows, an ox, goats, pigs, chicken, geese, cats, dogs, turtles, tortoises and more rescued animals coming frequently.

    We offer stay in a room in the guest house with showers, toilets and small kitchen, and in summer also in a trailer, tent or haybarn, and full (3 meals a day), mostly organic, vegan/vegetarian food in exchange for 6 hours help a day, 5 days per week.
    We usually have 1 meal (lunch) and occasionally also dinner together. Breakfast and usually dinner you will take care of yourself from the food provided.

    On your days off you'll take care of your food yourself.
    If you will be eating here on your days off, we expect help for 2 hours per day in exchange.

    We don't tolerate excessive drinking of alcohol or misuse of substances!

    Nearest public transport is 3 km downhill, your main transport will be your feet or bike ;)

    We ask you to stay for at least a month.

    We expect you to be physically fit, as work can be hard and all is manual labour, responsible, organised, caring, honest, flexible, energetic, hands-on, creative, be capable to do hard/dirty manual work like mucking, digging, carrying /lifting 20-25 kg repeatedly and to work on your own as well as in a team, keep things clean and orderly, clean up after yourselves, have a sense of humor and understanding for the dynamic life with a huge family and sometimes to just sit back and take it easy when things go their own way.

    Things can get loud, hectic and stressful at times.
    Volunteer work can be hard and dirty, sometimes long hours, depending on the circumstances.

    The weather in summer is hot and in winter cold with snow and ice.
    Please be prepared to work outside also in such weather.

    We are nude, when the weather and circumstances are appropriate :)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, german, slovene, croatian, little french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room in guest house, in summer also trailer, tent or haybarn, small kitchen, showers and toilets.

    Internet is by cable only (ethernet)
    NO WIFI!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are beautiful hiking, biking and running trails right from the farm. Bikes are available.

    We cannot accept volunteers with dogs or children under the age of 4!

    Looking forward to meeting you :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 per day, 5 days a week
































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